A 41-year-old female asked:
i have a lump near my breast/chest are. i had a mammogram and ultrasound and a biopsy was recommended. a bit of smelly whit discharge came out. good?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Marinely Cruz-amy answered
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not necessary: Smelly discharge could mean infection but it does not rule other etiologies like malignancy. I would await the final pathology report to be sure.
Answered on Sep 1, 2014
Dr. Michael Gabor answered
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
There is really: no way to reliably tell. It might mean that the etiology was infectious, but cancers can also contain necrotic/fluid components, so the biopsy results are necessary to make the determination.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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